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Noah Klein

Stuart Middle School

Idea

We have to fill in the gaps where they exist.

Many districts and schools have dedicated staff members who help students with significant needs. However, I want to give a shout out to Dr. Deborah Powers. She is helping me to create a small academy in my middle school for students who "don't have a home." These students include students who are in the foster system, have a parent in jail, or live with a non-parental guardian. She is helping to create a space where not only students learn through developmentally appropriate practices, but also are given case-by-case resources and aid so that every student feels safe and "at home."